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  Emperor Huizong (Song Dynasty) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the Jurchen of Manchuria founded the Jin Dynasty and attacked the Liao kingdom to the north of the Song empire, the Song court allied with the Jin and attacked the Liao from the south.
Not content with the annexation of the Liao kingdom, and measuring rightly the weakness of the Song empire, the Jin soon declared war on their former ally, and by the beginning of 1126 they crossed the Yellow River and came in sight of Kaifeng, the capital of the Song empire.
The Song empire, however, had to sign a humiliating treaty with the Jin, agreeing to pay a colossal war indemnity and to give a tribute to Jin every year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emperor_Huizong_of_Song_China   (636 words)

 Song Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern Song (960-1127) signifies the time when the Song capital was in the northern city of Kaifeng and the dynasty controlled all China.
The Song dynasty is notable for the development of cities not only for administrative purposes but also as centers of trade, industry, and maritime commerce.
On March 19, 1279 the Song army was defeated in its last battle, the Battle of Yamen, fought against the Mongols in the Pearl River Delta; subsequently a high official is said to have taken the boy emperor in his arms and jumped from a clifftop into the sea, drowning both of them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Song_Dynasty   (1300 words)

 FDIC: 1994 - Docket No. FDIC-92-140e, FDIC-92-350k
Song was named as a Respondent in both Notices, although he was only named as a Respondent for purposes of the penalties pursuant to section 1818(i) arising from violation of cease and desist orders.
During Song's tenure as a director of the bank there were 13 meetings convened of the bank's board of directors, of which he attended none, completely failing to perform his fiduciary obligations as a director.
Respondent Song's failure to attend meetings of the Board of Directors during the period September 8, 1988 through March 30, 1989 was reckless, part of a pattern of misconduct and increased the risk of loss to the Bank.
www.fdic.gov /bank/individual/enforcement/5214.html   (5013 words)

 Song Dynasty, Sung Dynasty
Artistically and culturally, the Song Dynasty was driven by a phenomena of self-refinement that pivoted on the teachings of Confucian but adhered to the principles of Taoist Buddhism.
The Song Dynasty ranks alongside the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 A.D.) and the Tang Dynasty (618 - 906 A.D.) in importance of fine Jade and Bronze Treasures.
The study of Song Dynasty jades is incomplete without an understanding of this phenomena and its mysterious manifestation in the Jade arts of the time.
www.thejadetrade.com /ian/p8c.html   (960 words)

 10. Conquest of Southern China
Khubilai had earlier sent an emissary, Hao Ching, to the court of the Song Empire with the hope of a peaceful solution, but he never came further than the border where he was detained as a spy.
Liu Cheng, the defector from Song, whom had informed Khubilai about the Song Empire political and military weaknesses, and Shih T’ien-tse, whom had joined the Mongolians before Khubilai’s seizure of power, was among the more prominent of the Chinese generals.
In 1279 CE, the Song Empire’s fleet was crushed at Kanton.
hem.passagen.se /coif/history/kublai/kublen10.html   (2536 words)

 Chinese History - Song Dynasty (www.chinaknowledge.org)
The Song time is often called a "Chinese Renaissance" because - similar to the European renaissance - progress in technology and inventions, the upcoming of new philosophical interpretations of the old texts meant a renewal of the old and the creation of new streamings.
The Song period is marked by a revival of old Confucian traditions after the Tang age of Buddhism, and the prevailing position of civil scholars over the military age of Tang and Five Dynasties.
But Song culture was also a culmination of the heritage of two thousand years of culture, and from this point of crystallization on, Chinese thinking became orthodox, culture became sterile as if it had been unchanged since thousands of years.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Song/song.html   (248 words)

 InternetEd Reviews: Queensryche- Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The music on Queensryche's Empire is basically complex hard rock [or progressive rock, if that's what you want to call it] with high (but not shrill) singing and lengthy song structures.
Other great songs include "Silent Lucidity," a Pink Floyd influenced ballad with deeply resonant vocals and a symphonic backing, which is probably Queensryche's best known work, along with "Jet City Woman," a massive sounding radio mainstay.
Regrettably, some of the songs on Empire sound a bit dated with that early '90's coming out of the '80's sound: the last three songs are the most obvious ones with this quality.
www.interneted.com /Reviewpages/queensrycheempire.htm   (336 words)

 Kublai Khan, the Son of Heaven
The resilient Song Chinese, with far more resources to draw upon than the kingdoms of western Asia, proved to be more than a match for the Mongols and handed them their toughest war.
At the time, the Mongol Empire encompassed all the land from China's Yellow River to the shores of the Danube River in eastern Europe, and from Siberia to the Persian Gulf, an area twice the size of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent.
Kia Sedao's cowardly act of self-embellishment, preening himself as the savior of Song China, laid the groundwork for the destruction of the Song Dynasty.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Ket/C06/E0604.htm   (2875 words)

 Notes on Asia
Though Song armies were large, their commanders were rarely the most able men available, and funds needed to upgrade weapons or repair fortifications were often diverted to the scholarly pursuits and entertainments of the court and gentry.
At the court and among the ruling classes throughout the empire, painting and poetry, which account for some of the most splendid achievements of the Song era, were cultivated, while the horsemanship and hunting that had so preoccupied earlier rulers and their courtiers went out of fashion.
Song armies and warships were also equipped with naphtha flamethrowers, poisonous gases, and rocket launchers that were perhaps the most effective weapons the dynasty employed in its losing struggle to check nomadic incursions.
www.emayzine.com /lectures/140asia.htm   (15341 words)

 Chinese History - Song Dynasty map and geography (www.chinaknowledge.org)
The Northern Song Empire covered whole China proper except the north where the Khitan Liao Empire 遼 had been founded in 907, and the northeast where the Tangut Empire of Western Xia 西夏 had been founded in 1038.
The neighboring states of the Northern Song Empire were Vietnam (Lý Dynasty 李朝), Dali 大理 (an empire inhabited by peoples related to the Thai) and Jinglong 景曨 in the south, Tubo (吐蕃; Tibet) in the south-west.
The north was occupied by the empire of Liao 遼, the border was south of modern Beijing.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Song/song-map.html   (674 words)

 Ancient China: The Later Empire: The Sung, 960-1279
In 1127, however, it lost the northern part of China to a new empire, the Chin, and relocated its capital to the south in Hangchow.
But the southern empire fell to the same forces that swept over northern China in the thirteenth century: the Mongols.
After conquering the Chin empire, the Mongols then set their sights on the Southern Sung and quickly overran the empire.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/CHEMPIRE/SUNG.HTM   (2206 words)

 Ethics of China 7 BC To 1279 by Sanderson Beck
As the Sui empire was disintegrating, Yang Di fled to southern China, where he was assassinated in his bath by a descendant of the Yuwen family and the son of his general Yuwen Shu in 618.
Meanwhile the empire was in a financial crisis because of decades of ruinous wars and extravagant public building.
Ren Dejing, a former Song military commander whose daughter was an empress dowager, led the effort that suppressed the rebellion.
www.san.beck.org /AB3-China.html   (20851 words)

 Imperial Era: II
From Tang times until the closing days of the Qing empire in 1911, scholar-officials functioned often as intermediaries between the grass-roots level and the government.
Domestic economic instability and military defeat in 751 by Arabs at Talas, in Central Asia, marked the beginning of five centuries of steady military decline for the Chinese empire.
The division was caused by the forced abandonment of north China in 1127 by the Song court, which could not push back the nomadic invaders.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/imperial2.html   (909 words)

 Empire Song Festival
Empire Music Company is offering cash and other exciting prizes in our continuing search for new creative talent.
Employees of Empire Music Company and their families are not eligible.
By accepting the prize, the winner gives Empire Music Company permission to use winner's name for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.
www.empiremusicco.com /emmusfes.html   (357 words)

 Empire Music Company, Songwriting, Song Lyric Evaluations, Song Demo Recording, Song Publishing Services
The demo of her song was composed and recorded by our recording service.
The demo of her song was produced by Empire Music Company's recording service.
Nina's demo was produced by Empire Music Company's recording service, and her song was pitched to Jerry Corelli by our Song Marketing Service.
www.empiremusicco.com   (1683 words)

 Queensryche - Seattle metal machine aims for greatness with Empire
Actually, there is no special significance to it, other than that's a song title on the album, and we were looking for a shorter title this time.
Empire is about the drug problem in America and how it's ripping our society apart.
That song also means a lot to Chris and me because we see the homeless people all the time in Seattle.
www.users.totalise.co.uk /~bigoleg/queensryche/empire/features/hp1290.html   (1506 words)

 Amazon.com: Empire: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
While Operation: Mindcrime is their most highly-praised album, Empire remains their most accessible, with a somewhat more commercial approach that has no negative impact on the quality of the material.
If you only know Queensryche for one song, it's "Silent Lucidity." Granted, it's a bit simpler than much of their work, but just as with "Anybody Listening?", it is a wonderful journey of the mind, "trying to explain to someone the unexplainable," in the words of vocalist Geoff Tate.
These songs are in the normal verse-chorus format, with amazing solos and guitar harmonies, intelligent lyrics, creative chords, and pure heart and soul.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002UV9?v=glance   (1898 words)

 Empire State Human   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
EMPIRE STATE HUMAN - I always thought this was the classical song of Human League.
We love the early Human League, and the song ‘Empire State Human’ seemed to fit the mould we wanted to create with the music, music that is larger than life, with limitless possibilities’.
They soon found their typical sound and the song ‘Night flight’ was at once released on the A Different Drum compilation ‘Shadow Dancing 2’.
www.empirestatehuman.com /r7.htm   (525 words)

The Songhai Empire (sometimes spelled Songhay) is regarded by scholars and laymen alike as one of Africa's greatest empires.
The Songhai Empire rose to particularly lofty heights in the late 1400s during the magnificent rule of Sunni Ali.
Previously, the status of the leaders of the empire was determined upon the basis of birth.
www.cwo.com /~lucumi/songhai.html   (688 words)

 Amazon.com: Empire Burlesque: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Empire Burlesque has one thing in common with Self Portrait, Street Legal and every other Bob Dylan album that is panned more often than not: If it had been released by an little known upstart, it would have been accepted, maybe even acclaimed.
Every song on Empire Burlesque, with the exception of the gorgeous finale, "Dark Eyes," which Dylan performed unaccompanied, could have benefited from being giving some breathing room with the elimination of one or a few back-up vocals or instruments.
Granted, as much as I like Empire Burlesque, it has to be careful with itself because as it goes from one song to the next you almost feel like you're going to hear this as a soundtrack for a really syrupy Cameron Crowe movie, and that's no good.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000264S?v=glance   (1900 words)

 Paradox Interactive Forums - In the Line of Fire: Stories of the Southern Song
It was on the banks of the Yangtze, at the city of Hangzhou, that the Song established their court in exile—a shattered Chinese realm remembered by posterity as the Southern Song Dynasty.
This was disturbing news to the Song court, as Chinese strength lay in the mutually hostile tribal divisions of barbarian society.
Peace was made between Tibet and the Song Empire in 1187 with the Song receiving the provinces of Xining, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Guizhou.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=159387   (4635 words)

 Houghton Mifflin Textbook - Web Exercises
The restoration of the central authority under the Tang Empire was crucial to this development.
To evaluate this question, explore The Later Empire: The Song.
One concern of government officials during the Song Empire was the threat of foreign invasion and capture from Central Asian nomads.
college.hmco.com /history/world/bulliet/earth_peoples/3e/students/web_activities/ch11.html   (873 words)

 Lyrics and word of songs and lyrics
The folowing are lyrics of famous songs sorted by title and devided into pages, We beleve this kind of lyrics listing is better than the one on the original lyrics websites,
I'm going to be the best I can (More of the lyrics to this song (complete)...
I was one step closer to the danger zone (More of the lyrics to this song (complete)...
www.angelfire.com /d20/yusc/musiclyrics/1822.html   (251 words)

 Mauldin High School :: Staff ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
 Under Song dynasty, the cultural revival of the Tang was continued, and the scholar- gentry retrieved their social & political eminence.
 The Song government was forced to flee southward to the Yangtze basin, where they established a new capital at Hangzhou.
 Although the Song retreated to the south, they were unable to avoid the thirteenth-century invasions of the Mongols.
www.greenville.k12.sc.us /mauldinh/staff.asp?ID=kammons&PAGE=532   (2539 words)

Ogedei refused to share this newly aquired territory with the Song, and the result was another long war, which lasted 45 years.
Menke’s sudden death in 1259 delayed any further attempts to eliminate the Song resistance for another twenty years while a new Khan was appointed.
However, it was not until 1279 that the remaining Song militants were finally defeated, and China was finally united.
canadiancommie.blogdrive.com /comments?id=51   (2102 words)

it's not so much a good evening empire song as it is a private little affair that i've decided to share.
The plan is to create a four song EP at little to no cost and at the best quality...
We are also hard at work on another new song written by andrew, which is showing some great potential and is already sounding great after one half hour practice, so we can't wait to finish it and play it soon.
www.myspace.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=4408028&Mytoken=20050325024344   (1633 words)

 The Cat Empire - Favourite song?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
all the music is rad and every song has its own catch.
I also like that version of 'The Lost Song' with Julie O'Hara that the street team were sent.
The best songs are, quite clearly; 'One Four Five', 'Sly', 'Days Like These' and, although i'm stunned nobody's mentioned it yet, 'Beanni'.
www.thecatempire.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18&whichpage=3   (494 words)

 The Cat Empire - Favourite song?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
My fave song at the moment is (and I say at the moment, because I am yet to find a TCE song that I don't like) would have to be "no sense"!
well it would have to be the wine song but i also really love the chariot and...
pocket and lullaby are two songs people have only generally heard live, and are also featured on their 'sessions' tv recording on musicmax earlier this year in september i think.
www.thecatempire.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18&whichpage=3   (525 words)

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